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James McGowan

James "Jim" McGowan Obituary

James "Jim" McGowan

James Patrick McGowan, age 70, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Maumee, OH, after a long battle with cancer. Jim was born on January 23, 1949 in Toledo, the son of the late John McGowan and Charlotte (Marv) Wilson.

Jim retired from the Treu House of Munch where he worked as a driver for 44 years. Jim loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed attending auto races, snow mobiling, golf, and traveling. His favorite vacation destination was the beach; toes in the sand with a drink in hand!

Jim is survived by his wife of 37 years, Becky; daughters, Melissa (Derryl) Glaze and Meghan; sister, Maureen (Jack) Buczko. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father; brother, John McGowan and great friends, Dean Duncan and Jill Cappelletty.

Visitation will be held at Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 10:00 AM until the time of the memorial service at 10:30 AM. Inurnment will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Heartland Hospice or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left for the family at

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08/27/19 11:38 AM #1    

Jill Ott (Barry)

The Dyes (Jim and Linda) and I have known Jim since grade school. One of the funniest guys I have ever met. He and Dean Duncan were the best of friends through the years. Both gone too soon. Jim was compassionate, crazy, funny, trusting, and just a fun-loving guy. I saw him at the end of last year, with his wife, and he was so happy he gained his weight back and thought he beat the cancer. Jim said he didn’t come to our 50th reunion because he had nothing but baggy clothes to wear. And, we laughed as Jim always did. He will be missed! RIP Jim

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